what is difference between earthworm and wiggler
From Middle English erthe-worm, erþe-worm, erþe worm (also as worm of þe erthe, worm of þe erþe), equivalent to earth + worm. Compare Saterland Frisian Äidwurm (“earthworm”), West Frisian ierdwjirm (“earthworm”), Dutch aardworm (“earthworm”), less common German Erdwurm (“earthworm”).
earthworm (plural earthworms)
- A worm that lives in the ground.
- A worm of the family Lumbricidae, or, more generally, of the suborder Lumbricina.
- (figuratively) A contemptible person; a groveller.
- (a ground-living worm): rainworm, groundworm; wiggler, red worm, red wiggler (Southern US); nightwalker (New England); nightcrawler (Northern US, Western US); dew worm (US Great Lakes region, Canada)
- (a ground-living worm): baitworm; fishworm (Northern US, Central US); angleworm (Northern US); fishing worm (Southern US) – fish bait
- earthworm in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- earthworm at OneLook Dictionary Search
- Earthworm on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
wiggle + -er
wiggler (plural wigglers)
- Anything that wiggles.
- The larva of a mosquito.
- (Southern US) An earthworm.
- (physics) A magnet designed to make a beam of charged particles follow a curving path in an accelerator.